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LONE TREE — Aides to Rick Santorum say his campaign raised $4.2 million in January and has $1.1 million in the bank.
They say the Republican presidential candidate benefited from a surge in fundraising after he was declared the winner of the first nominating contest, Iowa’s caucuses. He campaigned on the cheap in Iowa and didn’t spend a lot of money on ads in New Hampshire, South Carolina or Florida.
Florida’s primary was Tuesday, but Mr. Santorum largely conceded the state to better-financed rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Instead, he was campaigning in Colorado and Nevada, where the next nominating contests will be held.
State GOP chairman says he will resign
DES MOINES — The chairman of Iowa’s Republican Party says he is stepping down in the wake of criticism of the Jan. 3 caucus vote count.
In a written announcement Tuesday, Chairman Matt Strawn didn’t address the caucus count in which a close race led him to first declare Mitt Romney the winner by eight votes. Two weeks later, Mr. Strawn initially declined to name a winner when a recount showed Rick Santorum with a 34-vote edge.
Mr. Strawn said his resignation is effective Feb. 10.
Judges skeptical in redistricting case
Three federal judges have expressed skepticism about whether the Texas Legislature’s new Republican-friendly political maps violate a federal law aimed at protecting minorities.
Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Texas made their closing arguments Tuesday in Washington. Texas is one of nine states with a history of racial discrimination that must get federal permission to make changes to election laws under the Voting Rights Act.
It’s unclear when the judges will rule.
The Justice Department and a coalition of minority groups argue lawmakers recut several districts to dilute minority voting power. The state denies the claim and maintains the new districts were designed to solidify and improve Republican chances.
Texas is adding four seats to its congressional delegation because of adjustments made in the 2010 census.
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